Thank you for entering HOT 18! Your entry and participation helps ATC support our local charity, OutYouth. We look forward to meeting you all and sharing a fun, tennis-filled weekend here in Austin.

Please check this page for general updates for all things HOT 18.

Heart of Texas Classic

Draw Party - Thursday Night

Join us on Thursday, March 24th at DUMONT’s Down Low to pick up your player bag, mingle with other players, and relax after your travel in a lounge-like space that serves outstanding drinks. Located in the Historic Warehouse District at 214 W 4th Street, Dumont’s is directly across 4th Street from several of Austin’s LGBTQI+ bars.


Dumont's Down Low

214 W 4th Street

6:30 to 8:30

Tennis Facilities

UT Whitaker Sports Complex

4901 Guadalupe Street

Friday - Sunday


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The Whitaker Sports Complex is located just north of the main UT campus.  Over the years, we have found it more fun and exciting to have everyone at the same venue versus spread out around the city. Since Austin is limited in large tennis facilities, this offers the best solution for us all to be together.

MATCH PLAY: Singles play will begin at 8:30 on Friday morning. The draws, once posted, will have more information.

PARKING: We are working with the facility to determine if a parking pass is required.  While free, if a parking permit is needed, it is important you have one to avoid ticketing or towing.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

WATER: We will NOT be providing bottles of water during the tournament. However, there WILL be a water monster as well as ice available. Also, you will receive a water container in your player’s bag for refill during each day. Please stay well hydrated as temperatures here in central Texas in late March can, at times, be hot.

FOOD: Lunch options will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Just a block off North Lamar, the Whitaker complex has many dining options within a 1-mile radius if needed. As the name implies, UT Whitaker Sports Complex is a university facility and no alcohol is allowed on the grounds.

SHOWERS: Unfortunately, there are no on-site showers available.

Banquet - Saturday Night

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

217 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701


7:30 PM


For those of you coming from outside of the great state of Texas, we wanted to give you an opportunity to take part in a staple food group here - Texas BBQ. Join us for an opportunity to raise some additional money for OutYouth with silent auction and raffle items. If you will not be joining us, please let us know, so we can adjust our total head count with Coopers. 


HOT 18 does not have a host hotel. For close proximity to the tournament site, the best location is just north of UT.  We’ve listed some standard chain hotels below. 

Traffic can be rough in our fair city. The only traffic concern is really Friday morning.  From downtown, the 5-mile drive to the courts is about 15 minutes.  Please check traffic and navigation apps to see potential traffic concerns.

Let us know if you have any accommodation questions - or any questions at all - we’re happy to help.


Between Courts and Downtown:

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas, 78701, USA


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown -

University, an IHG Hotel

805 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701


Close to the Tennis Courts:

Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area

5660 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751